December 16th, 2018 by

As a part of regular maintenance but also important for visibility, every driver should know how to replace windshield wipers on their vehicle. And especially now that winter is here, it’s important to be able to keep your windshield cleared from water, and in this case, snow. That’s why we are sharing an easy step-by-step process for changing them, as well as the different signs on how you can tell if they need to be replaced or not.

How Can I Tell If My Wipers Need To Be Changed?

There are a few different symptoms of bad or worn-down windshield wipers, including:

Leaving streaks
Squeaking or screeching noises while operating
Cracked or damaged wiper blades
Smears on the windshield
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Changing Wiper Blades

First, get new wiper blades that are sized correctly for your vehicle. You can find out the sizes you need in your owner’s manual, online, or using a reference book at an automotive store.
Once you have the new blades, lift the wiper arms on your car so that they are sticking up in the air.
Next, rotate the old blade so that you can access where the blade connects with the wiper arm.
Now, pull on the tab so that it releases and slide the old wiper blade off the wiper arm.
Grab the new wiper blade that goes on that arm and slide it on to the wiper arm.
Then, press its connection in place until you hear the tab click into place.
Repeat the same process on the other windshield wiper and you’re done!
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Remember to take off the protective strip that covers the rubber part of the wiper blade, that can scratch your windshield should it rub on the glass. Typically, the longer blade is placed on the driver’s side and the shorter blade goes on the passenger side.

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